Well-known photographer Kendra Natter will present a Conceptual Photography exhibit January 2-29 at the Society of Bluffton Artists (SOBA) gallery in Old Town Bluffton. 

An opening reception will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Jan. 8 at the gallery, 8 Church St. These events are free and open to the public.

Natter’s photographic journey began 15 years ago with a simple desire to capture the beauty of everyday objects. Her passion has evolved over the years and culminates in this exhibit. 

Conceptual photography is a derivative of the Conceptual Art movement, which began in the 1960s and 1970s. This movement utilizes photography to express artists’ ideas and strong emotions. 

“As I set up to take a photograph, I carefully reflect upon how I am feeling and which particular emotions an image or scene evokes within me,” Natter said. “This empowers me to cull a specific emotion or idea into a viewer’s mind. The images in this exhibit represent conceptual photography work that resonates strongly with me. As you view my photos, I encourage you to notice and reflect upon the emotions and ideas that come to your mind.”

Natter is an expert photographer and an active board member of the Camera Club of Hilton Head. Her work has been featured by the SOBA Gallery, the Art League of Hilton Head Island, Savannah Wildlife Refuge, and Coastal Discovery Museum. Natter has won more than 125 ribbons in photographic competitions.

She teaches a variety of photography courses. Her photography business offers printing and custom framing services, family portraits, pet and event photography and photography tours. For more information, visit kendranatterphotography.com.

SOBA is part of the flourishing art hub in Old Town Bluffton’s historic district at the corner of Church and Calhoun streets. As a nonprofit art organization, SOBA offers regular art classes, featured artist shows, exhibitions, scholarships, outreach programs and more. 

Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. For more information, visit sobagallery.com or call 843-757-6586.